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I try to call on everyone in the class to describe stories with other
paintings which also helps me to learn names. We continue the discuss
that Norman Rockwell used colors to show moods and weather.
I instructed each student to draw themselves "doing something", they must
be holding an object and should be sitting or walking. By looking at
their drawings, we should be able to tell a story too. I reminded them to
include small details so that we can tell the season or weather like a
cloud, leaf or flower.
Depending on the grade we used crayon, colored pencils, or pencil and
I always have students date their drawing and I keep them until the end
of school. I have them draw themselves again and they compare how they
Hope this helps!